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maliki met with president obama today. al maliki is seeking more american aid. the u.n. reported the violence claimed the lives of thousands of iraqis this month. >>> eric snowdon is offering to help investigate the phone tapping of chancellor angela merkel. he called the actions of the u.s. government, quote, harmfulings and offered to visit germany to help in its investigation. those are the headlines. i'm tony harris in new york. al jazeera. >> fully engaged or left out of the loop. when things go wrong what is president obama's approach, and is it working? you're watching inside story from washington. >> hello, i'm libby casey. a familiar theme played out in washington this week as bad news circled the white house, and the critics took their shots, fair and unfair at president obama and his administration. but by any viewing this was not a good week for the president. second terms always have their rough patches but history shows they can be overcomed and mr. mr. obama has never shied from a crisis. however the usually hands-on president seemed unaware of problems, and in one
their shots, fair and unfair at president obama and his administration. but by any viewing this was not a good week for the president. second terms always have their rough patches but history shows they can be overcomed and mr. mr. obama has never shied from a crisis. however the usually hands-on president seemed unaware of problems, and in one case just plain left out of the loop. what is a leader looking towards a legacy to do about it? >> as software glitches on the affordable care act website persist, and allied nation phone following comes to line. the president was on a high seen as above that particular political fray, but it didn't last long. according to a journal pol poll just 42% of americans approve of the president's job performance, an all-time low for president obama, indicating frustration with how he's leading the country . the signature policy the affordable air act launched. frustrated users and members of congress are pushing for answers. >> healthcare reform in this state was a success. it doesn't mean that it was perfect right away. there were early problems to solve. the
's role in housing crisis. talks continue in geneva, and today president obama brief key members of the in the, and some u.s. lawmakers are pushing for tougher sanctions against iran. >>> 23 people were killed in suicide attacks. al-qaeda said it was behind the blast. rescuers are still digging through the devastation in illinois as dozens of neighborhoods are leveled by tornadoes. eight people were killed early this week and hundreds of thousands are still without power. an investigation into a deadly attack in the home of a virginia state senator who was injured this morning. hihis son was found dead. >> those are your headlines inside story is next. >> president obama has got a bad case of the aca blues. the prospects for changing the tune and the tone in his second term. that's the "inside story." >> hello, i'm ray suarez. more than three years more than a thousand daze left in the obama presidency. despite the wobbly roll out of the affordable care act its way, way too early to predict how it will all turn out. but a new poll in the "washington post" said 70% of americans no
's top stories. president obama is hailing today's move by senate democrats to revise the filibuster move, filibustering has been used to mark many of his judicial nominees senates voted to change the rules now only 51 votes will be needed. rather than 60 to approval judicial posts. delegates from iran and six world powers are back on the negotiating table at this hour, they are said to be reviewing a draft, at the preliminary deal to curb iran's nuclear program. afghan president is urging his country's tribal leaders to approval a security agreement with the united states. that despite the miss trust on both sides. he claims. if a deal is approved some american troops would stay in afghanistan after 2014, and a jury in california has just awarded apple $290 million in the retrial of a patent enfringement case against samsung. the original verdict has given apple more than $1 billion in damages, samsung was found guilty of copying several features from the i-phone. and those are the headlines at this hour. inside story is next on al jazeera america. when you kept get your way, again and a
, and the respect in >> we expect to hear president obama with changes to the affordable care act, but first, speak boehner. >> reporter: republicans join the republican caucus, including discrimination, will the republican -- [ inaudible ] >> you're listening to a news conference unfolding on capitol hill now, and the news coming out of the house came when speaker boehner announced that there will not be an immigration bill in the house, with the senate passing sweeping immigration reform. and the house was expected to put the two together. but speaker boehner saying that's not going to happen before the end of the year. the days are running out on capitol hill. and let's hear more of what speaker boehner has to say. >> i'm opposed to continuing this. listen, i understand people have different opinions on this issue, and i respect those opinions. but as someone who has worked in this employment law area for all of my years in the statehouse and all of my years here, i see no basis or no need for this. there's a whole laundry list of issues to finish, and i hope it will be. >> reporter: are you say
ability to exercise what little power it had left, to block president obama's judicial nominees. frustrated with the g.o.p.'s long list of obstructive judges and agency heads, the move by the democrats upended 225 years of senate history, and significantly alters the day-to-day operation of the upper chamber. we'll talk about it all on this edition of "inside story." but fist this background. >> the american people believe congress is broken. the american people believe the senate is broken. and i believe the american people are right. at the start of the session, harry reid made history, and called for a rule change that would allow an up or down vote or judicial nominations and executive decisions. >> the change would ensure nominations and up or down vote, on confirmation. yes, no. the rule change will make all nominations other than the supreme court a majority threshold vote. yes or no. the senate is a living thing. and to survive it must change as it has over the history of this great country. to the average american, adapting the rules to make the senate work again is jus
. it's set another all time high the 42nd this year. >> president obama is trying to get support from a tentative deal with iran. mr. obama says talking tough is the easy thing to do politically. but it's not the right thing for america's security. some lawmakers are opposed to the agreement. >> a winter storm has lift eight people dead and and snow and ice is causing delays around the country. the forecasters say the storm will thro slow thanksgiving tral plans. >> the authorities in coon connecticut have closed the case on the sandy hook shooting 20 children and 6 teachers were killed in the massacre. >> and police in are still looking for a gunman in the yale university campus. no shots have been fired or injuries reported only a portion of the school remaining on lockdown those are the headlines, inside story is next. >> between u.n. security council members, germany, and iran, hopehalts temporarily iran's nur deal. that is tonight's "inside story." >> hello, i'm ray suarez. it's only the first step towards a far more difficult goal. if the obama administration wants to make sur
. >> what started all this was president obama's judicial nominations when a republican filibuster prevented judicial nominee from joining the u.s. court of appeals for the district of columbia. wilt kins is the third obama nominee this month blocked by republicans. the circuit is seen as one of the most important courts only average, more than 60% of the cases heard there involve the federal government. agencies and federal actions. judge wilkins currently serves on the u.s. district court, for the district of columbia. before that, he was an attorney. leading several high profile civil rights lawsuits. before wilkins appointment was filibustered two other obama nominees also faced the same fate just this month. some republicans insist the three vacant seats need to be scrapped all together. once again they are threatening to break the rules of the senate, in order to change the rules of the senate. and other what? over what? over a court that doesn't even have enough work to do? millions of americans are hurting because of a law washington democrats forced pong them, and what do they do ab
spied on its data centers. he has registered complaints with nsa and with president obama. >>> secretary of state john kerry visiting saudi arabia to mend tensions between the two countries. >>> and defiant mohammed morsi told a court that he is still the county's legitimate president. the ousted president made his first appearance since july. his trial adjourned until january. >>> the police reported the suspect involved in the tsa shooting acted alone. those are the headlines. i'm tony harry's. "inside story" is next on al jazeera america. >> a new report alleged the cia forced doctors to help fortune detainees. that's in tonight's "inside story." >> hello, i'm libby casey. doctors take an oath to do no harm. medical professional working with the u.s. military and intelligence services were forced to violate that oath in the treatment of terror suspects captured after 9/11. even though torture was banned by executive order in 2009 the report said ethical violations continue at the president in guantanamo bay where detainees staging hunger strikes have been forced fed. detainee abuse on
. if the obama administration wants to make sure that iran never builds a bomb a lot more has to happen. that means satisfying iran talks from both sides accidental of the discontent in tehran not to mention the discontent in jerusalem. even the years between iran and it's neighbors and the west , first, this background. >> reporter: word of agreement to the west appeared as a victory to many iranians. crowd chants no war, no sanctions, no insults, no submission as iran's negotiator foreign minister returned to iran a hero . >> this makes iranians proud. thanks to these meetings people have been happy over the last couple of days because they're overcoming their problems. >> reporter: iranians see the agreement as an end to the chokehold of sanctions long endured. >> we're very optimistic with these relations being forged our lives can go back to how they were before. it's very nice and desirable to have relations with other countries after ten years. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry announced over the weekend an agreement in which iran would halt major components of its n
including planned b and ella known as the morning after and week after pills. president obama has defended the contraception mandate portion of the law but the administration has allowed some exceptions. >> it's good for our healthcare system in general because we know the overall cost of care is lower when women have access to contraceptive services. and listen, we recognize that many people have strongly held religious views on contraception. which is why we made sure churches and other houses of worship, they don't have to provide it. they don't have to paid for it. >> when it was announced the supreme court would hear the hop hobby lobby case yesterday, the white house put out a statement. our policy is designed to insure that healthcare decisions are made between a woman and her doctor. the president believes that no one, including the government or for-profit corporations should be able to dictate those decisions to women. over the summer the tenth circuit court of appeals in denver ruled in favor of hobby lobby contending because it's not a publicly traded corporation hobby lobby is
after pills. week after pills. president obama has defended the president obama has defended the contraception mandate portion of contraception mandate portion of the law but the administration the law but the administration has allowed some exceptions. has allowed some exceptions. >> it's good for our healthcare >> it's good for our healthcare system in general because we system in general because we know the overall cost of care is know the overall cost of care is lower when women have access to lower when women have access to contraceptive services. contraceptive services. and listen, we recognize that and listen, we recognize that many people have strongly held many people have strongly held religious views on religious views on contraception. contraception. which is why we made sure which is why we made sure churches and other houses of churches and other houses of worship, they don't have to worship, they don't have to provide it. provide it. they don't have to paid for it. they don't have to paid for it. >> when it was announced the >> when it was announced the supreme
human rights. the report comes months after president obama reiterated his promise to close down the prison. >> the pentagon is trying to manage the situation as best as they can. but i think all of us should reflect on why exactly are we doing this? >> reporter: the president's renewed effort to push congress towards the camp's shutdown was spurred by a long time detainee hunger strike. at the height of the protest, 106 men refused food and as many as 46 from forced fed. forced feed something a technique typically used for six patients having trouble heating. using into you bashan is painful, especially for an unwilling patient. >> it requires some force to be able to insert the tube into the thousand. sometimes you can use some an thes anesthesia to put it in. but it doesn't mean that it's humane . >> reporter: guantanamo bay's detention center follows a federal code of conduct which does not allow prisoners to die in its custody. when al jazeera reached out on the latest report, the pentagon responded healthcare providers at task force at guantanamo routinely better care than
care website. you may recall it had a problematic roll out to say the least. a senior obama or official said that it's easier to sign up now. the website will be running smoothly for most people by the end of november. the election day across america. several of the nation's largest cities are voting on mayor, in virginia and new jersey where they are electing governors. we invite you to go to where you can follow stories on the key races. there is also a blog with updates on the voting, and later this evening results as they come in. i'm tony harris in new york. we have got more news coming up for you in a full bulletin in the mechanics hour, but "inside story" is next al jazeera. >> stalemate in syria and nations in the gulf are pushing for their own influence in the region. you're watching "inside story" from washington. hello, i'm libby casey. it's gone on and on, and shows no clear end the war in syria between president bashar al-assad forces and a myriad of rebel groups and islamist fight whose want to see him out of power. there are talks while offering small he
. but pressure is mounting on the obama administration as congress and including some in the senate want to keep pressure on iran and not lift crippling sanctions. will there be a deal? with all the time and effort it's hard to know. >> reporter: in a closed-door meeting with members of the senate wednesday, vice president joe biden and secretary of state john kerry tried to convince a congressional committee further sanctions on iran would upset the new relationship. but congress remained skeptical. >> we believe that sanctions in the threat of military force is the only way that will bring the iranians to the table. >> reporter: john kerry's plea for understanding comes day after the u.s. iran and high-powered diplomats from china, russia, britain, germany and france were at the table. they met in geneva for talks. the summit aimed as controlling iran's nuclear capabilities in exchange for easing sanctions. the first such talks involving the u.s. in nearly a decade. the u.s. and its allies saw tougher terms for iran and it's nuclear program especially the iraq heavy water plant. iran insists t
obama spoke to a room full of advocates at the white house on thursday in hopes of bringing the senate's im grayings bill back into the -- immigration bill back into the spot light. >> it doesn't make sense to have 11 million people in this country illegally an incentive to come out of the shadows, get right with the law, meet their responsibilities and permit ahead. >> the border security you economic opportunity and immigration modernisation act passed in the senate in june 27th. it's in the hands of the house. it features border security, doubling border patrol with a boost in funding and mandatory use of force training. a pathway to citizenship, establishing a 13-year pathway to citizen ship and includes security benchmark before they can get a green card. it increases high tech and low-skilled worker visas, requiring a workplace verification system. and law enforcement. detailing protection for workers and refugees, and what happens if an immigrant breaks the law. a poll conducted by a university a month after the bill found that 64% of americans supported the reforms. and 31% did
weapons. >> but despite president obama's tough talk a strike never happened. instead the assad regime grayed to account for and aid in destroying it's chemical weapons stock pile. for the u.s. the condition in syria is status quo. meanwhile 2 million syrian versus fled their homes and more are displaced in the country as war conditions. rebels have lost ground to assad forces. neighboring nations are shaking under the weight of refugees, especially lebanon. it now has more than 800,000 syrians nearly a quarter of lebanon's population of $4 million. >> lebanon has opened its borders, has opened its arms, and the international community owes it to lebanon to do everything that it can to help lebanese society adapt to this even as we work with these refugees who have gone through so much suffering. >> reporter: the u.s. is pushing for revolution through deput diplomatic means, and talks have once again been de played. the american backed leader insists on the eventually removal of president assad as part of any agreement when the syrian president said there is no reason for him not to ru
being paid by president obama at the tomb of the unknown soldier. i had the privilege of being there just the other day filming a story. it really is a magnificent spot there at arlington national system tore overlooking the potomac river. >> the sentry at the tomb of the unknown soldier, it has happened like that time in time out, rain, snow, sleet and hail and sometimes in baking weather in the summer. speaking of baking weather, nothing like that here in new york. it will be down right cold. >> meteorologist: yes, chill,y, and looking at that cold air. this is the national temperatures, the cold front pushing south through nebraska into kansas. once it moves through it quickly drops taking so long for that temperature to climb. it will quickly drop as the front moves through. you'll see clouds and rain, but as you see that and if you're in this area, get ready for a big drop of temperatures. we had warm temperatures this morning, but it will drop this afternoon and this evening. keep that in mind before you step outside today. it will continue to push south with temperatures
spurred by president obama commenting on the reform broken in separate bills as long as it contains certain elements. >> they're suspicious of comprehensive bills, you know what, if they want to chop it into five pieces, as long as five pieces get done, i don't care what it looks like as long as it's delivering on those core values that we talk about. what we don't want to do is carve out one piece of it, let's say agriculture jobs, which are important, but is easier, frankly, or the high-skilled jobs that many in your audience would immediately want to do. but leave behind some of the tougher stuff that still needs to get done. >> reporter: this renewed effort for immigration reform comes nearly five months after the senate passed a bipartisan comprehensive bill called "the border security economic opportunity and immigration modernization act." it is now in the hands of the house. the senate version includes border security, it doubles the size of border control with the mandatory force. a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants, and worker visas, more high tec
is the obama administration deadline to fix the problems. the goal for the site is to handle 50,000 users at once. there's word from the state department that north korea allowed swedish embassy officials to neat with merrill newman today. it comes as the u.s. is calling for the 85-year-old's release due to health and anal. north korea today released a video tape shot on november 9th shoeg merrill newman apoll chising for his role -- apologising sfor his role in the korean war. >> protests turned deadly, one killed and others hurt when gunshots from fired. >> 35 protesters in kiev arrested. they were demonstrating at independence square. police entered the crowds, swinging batons. protesters want the government to sign an agreement strengthening their relationship with pt european union. >> syria war has caused 2.2 million to flee to other countries. halve are children. i'm jonathan betz. for more go to beer. 200 million barrels are brewed in the u.s. annually. but not all beer is the same. craft beer is not your father's suddens. craft does not belong in your re
stories. president obama is trying to smooth things over with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. netanyahu is vehemently opposed to the deal with iran's nuclear program. secretary of state john kerry has been meeting with diplomats with iran and six other world powers. there is still no deal but plenty of optimism. >>> thousands of people are taking refuge from typhoon hai haiyan in philippines. at least four people are dead from the storm. and a record-breaking day for the dow after an unexpectedly strong jobs report. here is that report. the jobless rate rose, but the u.s. government added 204,000 jobs to thei204--showscompanies. tony harris from new york, with the headlines. inside story is next on al jazeera america. >> a global food challenge of emention proportion could confront humanity as the earth heats up, but there are new solutions in tonight's "inside story." >> hello, today there are nearly a billion people who don't have enough to eat or who face food insecurity. by 2050 with 9 billion people in the world, the climate change and challenges will multi my, my. tonig
in this shootin. >>> the obama administration said 106,000 people signed up for health insurance online in october. close to 80 of those got coverage through state-run exchanges. less than 20,000 enrolled through the government's healthcare site. >>> the death toll in the philippines continues to rise in the wake of typhoon haiyan. more than 2300 people have died so far, and rescue workers are struggling to get food into the hardest hit areas. hawai'i has become the 15th state to recognize same-sex marriage. the governor signed a gay marriage bill today that puts the state's new law into affect. on december 2nd. the state is expecting to see additional revenue as a destination for same sex weddings and honeymoons. "inside story" is next. >> with hawai'i joining the list today, 15 states have now legalized gay marriage. civil rights clash with states rights as the courts as an equality movement hits a new movement in america. that's on "inside story." >> hello, i'm ray suareza. when the governor of hawai'i signed same-sex marriage into law wins it brought the issue full circle to where it began. it
government website is just a small fractionment obama administration's target. >>> and the justice department has given the go ahead for american airlines and american airwaveairways to merge. the two courts have to approve but they're confident they can close the deal by the middle of next month. analysts say it could mean higher fares for passengers. those are the headlines. if you would like the latest for any of our stories, head over to our website it's a "inside story" is next on al jazeera america. >> the catastrophe of typhoon haiyan. high aiyhaiyanhaiyan's record rg winds from a half a world away. that's "inside story." >> hello, i'm ray suarez. too fan haiyan is the biggest storm to hit the file beans. 800,000 people have been forced from their homes and the philippine government said 2 million people need food aid. as the world rallies to help, the storm dominated the first day of the u.n. climate talks on this edition of "inside story" we're going to talk about the challenges ahead in the warming planet. but first the latest from haiyan from the philippines. >>
. president obama is promising changes to the affordable care act, he is going to allow people to keep their old plans for another year. the president explained the change today. in a news cop presence. >> today we will extend that principal both to people whose plans have changed since the law took effect, and to people who bought plans since the law took effect. so state insurance commissioners have the power to decide which plans can be sold in their states with tough bottom line is insurers can expend, current plans that would be canceled into 2014, and americans whose plans have been canceled can choose to reenroll in the same kind of plan. >> janet, went before a senate hearing today on capitol hill. she is the president's choice to lead the federal reserve. and those are your headlines. if you would like the latest on any of our stories we invite you to head on other to our website, there it is. inside story is next. on al jazeera america. it's throttle up for the megamerger that will combine two airline into the biggest carrier in the nation, what that means to yo
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minutes showing that if the economy improved the stimulus should be pulled back soon. president obama laid a wreath at pratt john fpresident john f. ks grave in arlington cemetery in virginia. those are the headlines. >> sexual assault in the military is a long-standing and growing problem, and the senate is now debating whether to take the issue out of the chain of command. i'm ray suarez, and this is the "inside story." >> it's a terrible problem in search of a better solution for victims. the number of reported sex yum assaults in the military jumped 50% in the last year. and the pentagon estimates the real number is much, much higher. the president has ordered the military to solve the problem, but it's not that easy. now the senate as it debates the new defense bill is considering an amendment that would take the divisiodecision to convict sexul assaults out of the military command. first, this background. >> reporter: the senate is determined to end the plague of sexual assault within the military. there is no disagreement that as many as 26,000 incidents last year according to a bli
will hear another case involving president obama's healthcare reform law. justices will consider whether corporations whose owners oppose abortion on religious grounds must provide coverage for birth control to employees. afghan president hamid karzai is making new demands today including release of afghan prisoners from guantanamo bay before he will sign the u.s. security packet. karzi's demands are prompting threats from the u.s. to withdraw all of its forces after 2014. >>> an overloaded sail boyt carrying people from haiti overturned in the bahamas. video released by the u.s. coast guard shows about 100 haitians clinging to a boat, believed to have capitalsized after it struck a reef in rough water. about 110 people have been rescued so far including 19 women. and those are the headlines of this hour. tony harris. more news. "inside story" is next. >> the u.s. plays hardball with hamid karzai. sign the troop deal or we are out. i am ray suarez. >> that's the insi"inside story" >> america's longest war is almost over, but the transition to the next phase in the u.s.-afghanistan relati
apology to north korea. >>> and today is the self imposed deadline that president obama promised the healthcar website will be working for most people. >>> syria's civil war continues to
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